Examples of picky in a Sentence
a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish
she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish
Recent Examples of picky from the Web
The kids take advantage of meals but can be picky, sometimes leaving behind milk and fruit -- which drives the staff nuts.
Garnish with a twist of lemon peel (some insist that this be squeezed over the drink and discarded; Handy wasn't so picky). *
And that’s not a bad plan for human parents making supper for picky children.
Some are picky eaters who’ve never eaten yogurt, bananas, beans or avocados.
Family Resource Fair Face painting, balloons, giveaways, free screening for developmental delays, workshops on toilet training, sleeping issues and nutrition for picky eaters.
This should mean that the charging system isn't that picky about distance and orientation.
Marcell Ozuna doesn’t seem to be too picky about his bats.
Here was my picky kid, excited about American history.
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First Known Use of picky
Synonymschoosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finicky
Antonymsundemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
Related Wordshyperfastidious, overdemanding, ultrafastidious; discerning, discriminating, selective; insightful, knowledgeable; captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; queasy (also queazy), squeamish; peevish, petulant, prickly, touchy; niminy-piminy, prim, prissy
Near Antonymsaffable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminating
PICKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of picky for English Language Learners
: very careful or too careful about choosing or accepting things : hard to please
PICKY Defined for Kids
Definition of picky for Students
- a picky eater
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